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Looking at taking about a week off of work and do nothing but fish. I want to try new places I haven't been before and challenge myself to try something new. I know I want to hit the Bayou Sorrel/Pigeon area (been there but not much experience) along with Henderson. Anyone got suggestions within an hr or so from the Port Allen area?

September 29, 2017 at 8:11pm

Got home from work this afternoon and go out back to see my kid sittin in his 'boat' catching fish and putting them in his live well. I have made an addict.

September 10, 2017 at 5:28pm

Went out to scout a launch outside of White Castle last Friday afternoon and decided to take the long way down LA 404 to check out the launch in Bayou Sorrel. The launch was packed and steady filling up with people launching. Just wondering if there was a tournament or if the water has finally gotten back right?

July 11, 2017 at 10:18am

Went to Krotz Springs last weekend and the water was at least 3-4 ft higher than a month ago when we went. When can we expect the water to start to get a little more 'right' in the areas off the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River? I looked at the 28 day forecast for the Mississippi and its supposed to be around 28ft by June 24-25. How much lower til those areas get right?

June 14, 2017 at 4:43pm

Anyone been out to Krotz Springs to see what the water looks like? Got a 'pass' to get away this weekend and I figure the Spillway and the Lake Verret area aren't the best right now because of the high water. Just looking to kill a day and catch anything thats biting. Any other areas i might need to check on let me know. Coming from the Brusly/Addis area looking to stay within an hour drive.


June 06, 2017 at 10:55am

Been looking for some new spots to try out and looking on the map I ran across 2 o'clock Bayou in Krotz Springs. It looks nice on the map, but does anyone have better knowledge of the area? Is it full of stumps or gets pretty skinny in places? Is it better to go North or South from the landing off Old 190 highway? Just looking for some general guidance. Planning on getting out there in the next few weeks. Thanks for any help.

March 23, 2017 at 12:36pm

I was planning a little weekend camping trip with my cousin and a buddy of ours and wanted to ask some opinions on the board. I want to go pitch a tent on the bank and just camp and fish all weekend. Do you think if we stay away from house boats and camps anyone will give us any trouble? I know technically it is trespassing and we dont want to start or be in any trouble. Any thoughts fellow fisherman?

September 17, 2013 at 6:36pm

Looking to take maw-maw out in the boat for some tasty catfish. Not looking for monsters just nice pan sized ones. Went to Ramah few weeks ago and not a bite. Was thinking to fish between somewhere Henderson and Pierre Part. I stay in Brusly she stays in Erwinville so somewhere around the 2 but really no where's to far to go for maw-maw.
Thanks for any help.

June 20, 2013 at 6:28pm
A comment titled: Re: Catfishing Help! in response to a report titled: Catfishing Help!

Try the old ferry landings in St. Francisville and New Roads. My uncle usually launches from there but has been bank fishing recently. There is a road across from the restaurant/bar that leads to more areas to bank fish. Last he told me a couple weeks ago the road washed out right past the area where they form the mats that line the river so beware driving the gravel road. The stretch between New Roads and Port Allen has given up some pretty big cats for my uncles and dad. Have seen them go out and catch 7-8 fish and have 150-175 lbs of fish easy. Have seen them bring home 60+ pounders regularly. They usually use shad or slicker (skipjack). If you can cast for bait they like small Asian Carp too.

February 12, 2018 at 8:00am
A comment titled: Re: Camping and jug lining in response to a report titled: Camping and jug lining

Seen people camping in Henderson if you have a boat. Go between the interstate then turn south there is a little island that is cleared out in a few spots. Saw some people camping there in October.

February 08, 2018 at 12:00pm
A comment titled: Re: LHS Bass Fishing Tournament in response to a report titled: LHS Bass Fishing Tournament

Thanks coach

January 30, 2018 at 12:06pm
A comment titled: Re: LHS Bass Fishing Tournament in response to a report titled: LHS Bass Fishing Tournament

Is it $50 per boat or $50 an angler with 2 angler per boat?

January 27, 2018 at 4:26pm

Are you bank fishing or do you have a boat? I can't really help with bank fishing for bass. IF you have a boat try Henderson. I haven't really fished north of I-10 but there is a canal to the south was was productive for me after a mild cold front back in October. Also when the water is right you cant beat the spillway either launching from Bayou Sorrel or Bayou Pigeon. Make sure you have a GPS cause cell signal is not the best and theres tons of pipeline canals that can turn you around real quick. Bayou Plaquemine has also been good to me. Easy to fish in a small boat.

January 24, 2018 at 1:40pm
A comment titled: Re: BIG BASS in response to a report titled: BIG BASS

Very rare for sure. My father in law told me about this fish and we both said that a 5 pounder is a real nice fish in these parts. Take pride in this catch. It doesn’t happen in the spillway too often

December 22, 2017 at 9:40pm
A comment titled: Re: Where to fish???? in response to a report titled: Where to fish????

Buddy I work with puts in at the bait shop in Pierre parts and heads toward bay natchez and fishes a place he calls buoy 5. Said they got nice sac a lait out there

December 12, 2017 at 5:12pm
A comment titled: Re: Where to fish???? in response to a report titled: Where to fish????

Yeah I’ve been through pat bay and superior canal back there. Just not a fan of that particular launch. Also not a fan of the gravel road going back to grand river landing. I’m just waiting for a newer faster boat to hit the spillway hard.

December 12, 2017 at 12:01pm
A comment titled: Re: Where to fish???? in response to a report titled: Where to fish????

Talking in code:
largemouth - Big bass
smallmouth - Small largemouth,
pike - garfish
pickerel - different garfish
walleye - no idea
perch, sunfish - we got them
rock bass - goggle eye
trout - not big on inshore/salt water fishing

I appreciate the info though. I went a few different places. Henderson (twice), The Basin @ Bell River, Little Alabama. Do better than I thought considering when I went it was right after a cool front and it was bluebird skies all 4 days i went.

December 11, 2017 at 1:26pm

Old Ferry Landing in St. Francisville. When the river fell to 1-2 ft a few years ago they extended the ramp further. I know its a little bit of a drive, but it you're fishing it offers the best of both worlds. Main river fishing and Bayou Sara & Thompson Creek for some backwater fishing.

August 09, 2017 at 1:14pm
A comment titled: Bayou Plaquemine in response to a report titled: Amite River launch

Cross the new bridge toward Plaquemine. Get on LA1 south and stop at Dickies in Addis to get some bait/gas or whatever. Pass Dow Chemical and turn right at the light across from the Chevy dealership across the tracks (Bayou Jacob Rd). Stay on that road pass The Island Golf Course and turn left at the intersection of Bayou Jacob Rd and Enterprise Blvd. When you cross the bridge you will turn right at the stop sign. The launch is to the right across for the Iberville Jail. They dont usually have bigger boats there. Have seen a few party barges and have even seen a bunch of teenagers in kayaks down there. It runs from the old locks in Plaquemine to the ICW.

August 05, 2017 at 7:48am
A comment titled: Re: Getting fish home in response to a report titled: Getting fish home

I will keep my fish in the live well until I have enough to bring home. From there like duck says ice slurry. Cheap igloo island breeze ($15 @ walmart) it keeps stuff cold but lets the ice melt during the day giving you that slurry. The only fish i will keep on a string are bigger catfish thats about all. The ice slurry also helps when you go to filet em too.

July 31, 2017 at 7:06am
A comment titled: Re: Hook 5 request for info in response to a report titled: Hook 5 request for info

That's what I've come to find out too. I will run DSI and the Sonar side by side to relate the better DSI picture to what I see on the Sonar image. What looks like a fish on Sonar doesn't always show up as a fish on the DSI. On a side note(question): Does the fish show as an arch when fishing areas like the Basin where its mostly shallow or is the arch better defined in deeper water?

July 28, 2017 at 8:18am
A comment titled: Re: Hook 5 request for info in response to a report titled: Hook 5 request for info

I bought a Hook 7 a few months ago and before I ever fished with it i sat in the garage playing with menus and settings for a couple nights. What you are looking for is in the Sonar Menu. Pull up the sonar page and hit MENU to access the sonar menu. Here's the link to the User Manual online if you need it.

July 27, 2017 at 11:04am
A comment titled: Re: Hows Sorrel/Pigeon Looking? in response to a report titled: Hows Sorrel/Pigeon Looking?

You leave the Sorrel landing headed north then take the first canal to the left. Stay right to head toward the concrete platforms. Pass that and head west toward berry lake and turn right to head north up berry lake. Pass the double pipeline canals and there was is a cut that brings you to a canal that runs east-west. The far eastern side has a 15ft high 'dam' that blocks the main canal you launch at. Maybe it is called something else. I'm not real sure

July 25, 2017 at 4:35pm
A comment titled: Re: Hows Sorrel/Pigeon Looking? in response to a report titled: Hows Sorrel/Pigeon Looking?

Thanks TC
I managed to get to take a vacation day last Tuesday and the bass weren't on that much but the bream were biting like crazy. I talked to my neighbor again and he said I was in the Green Field area. Im not familiar with the names of different sections in the basin just yet. Caught 30-40 bream had a dozen or so keepers. Too many small catfish to count (3 keepers) 3 keeper bass and a sac-a-lait. Better than any day at work for sure

July 24, 2017 at 3:17pm

South of Jennings, LA (between Lake Charles and Lafayette on the coast. Never been there just seen it on maps.

July 14, 2017 at 8:58pm
A comment titled: Re: Hows Sorrel/Pigeon Looking? in response to a report titled: Hows Sorrel/Pigeon Looking?

I've been doing a lot of reading on bass fishing since I'm pretty new to this. If I have read about a log book I don't remember, but I'll look into it. Talked to my neighbor who's works shift work (gets to fish during the week) and he scouted Monday morning and fished yesterday morning and said it was slow except for about a 100 yard stretch where he caught all his fish for the day. He ended up with 6-7 keepers and a few too small to keep.

July 12, 2017 at 9:27am
A comment titled: Re: South Louisiana Livin in response to a report titled: South Louisiana Livin

Yeah Duck I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I stay on the west side of Baton Rouge and have to opportunity to drive no more than 4 hrs and catch trophy bass, 30 mins to hooking 30+ lb catfish, and a couple hrs from fishing for specs and reds. No much on hunting but if you are a fisherman there is no better place to live.

July 07, 2017 at 9:23am

One of the easier places to get to to fish the Mississippi River would be the old Ferry Landing in Port Allen. It has parking and a couple paths to get up the levee that you bring a cart to carry your gear. As far as river stage i know the rocks are starting to show at that spot and the water is pulling out of the trees. Another place to kill some time and catch loads of small bream is Plaquemine Bayou next to the Enterprise Rd. bridge. I bring my 2 boys there pretty regular and 50 crickets go fast. You get a few keepers but it keeps the kids engaged and I used that spot to drive in the catch and release part of fishing. There is a dock and the area stretched all the way under the bridge. The best place is the right hand side of the dock. The dock and bank make a corner and its full of rocks. Small bream are very plentiful right there. That same bayou is a good place for kayaks too. Its fairly narrow and with the water being 3-4 ft higher than normal its still only about 8-9ft deep. Hope that helps out. I pulled these 2 plus a white bass from Plaquemine Bayou Monday afternoon.

July 05, 2017 at 10:15am
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